Stan Meresman is a professional independent Director, Audit Committee Chair, advisor and mentor. He advises CEOs & CFOs on preparing to become a public reporting company, IPO process, operating as a public company, and scaling the company for rapid growth. He is a "financial expert” as defined by under the rules of the SEC.
Currently, Stan is Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of both Snap (SNAP) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW), and formerly LinkedIn (LNKD-prior to acquisition); and private companies Guardant Health, Medallia and HyTrust. Previously Stan was an advisor to management at Pinterest, Dropbox and Nutanix.
As a CFO, Stan has served as CFO of two NYSE-listed companies: Cypress Semiconductor (which he took public) and Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), where revenue grew to $4 billion. As Chair of the Audit Committee, he has guided five companies through their successful IPO (Snap, LinkedIn, Zynga, Riverbed Technology, Polycom). He had been General Partner and COO of Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a private equity and venture capital firm focused on growth technology companies.
Stan earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business; and BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. He has attended Stanford Law School Directors' College Corporate Governance programs.
Stan currently serves as a Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel. He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Community Board, Carmel Bach Festival Foundation, and Castilleja School, Palo Alto, and as Chair of the Board of Family Service Mid-Peninsula, Palo Alto. Stan was past President of the Board of the Financial Executives Institute (FEI), Silicon Valley Chapter. He is a past President of the Board of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach.